Hiya Chowdhury is a standard X student of Springdales School, Pusa Road, New Delhi, and this is her first published novel. Her poems and short stories have been published in many national newspapers and children’s magazines, such as The Hindu and Children’s World, as well as in international forums such as Laura Thomas Communications. Her short stories and essays have won accolades at national and international writing contests such as the Laura Thomas Communications Short Story Writing Contest and Max-Life Insurance’s i-Genius Young Authors’ Hunt. She has also been chosen senior runner-up in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, 2017 for her story based on India’s Partition. Along with her insatiable love for writing, she shows prowess in all her academic endeavours and extracurricular activities, which include singing and debating. She has participated in countless inter-school competitions and won the Max Life Insurance i-Genius Scholarship in 2011 for her all-round talent. Her love and talent for singing has also taken her to represent her country in New Delhi and Melbourne at the International Festival of Language and Culture, an organisation that conducts concert tours all over the world. In her free time, Hiya loves to read new books and spend time with her friends and family which includes her pet dog Naina. In the future, Hiya hopes to continue sharing her writing with the world.